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ATTENTION PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE VOLUNTEERS.......

WE NEED 3 VOLUNTEERS TO WORK AT NEXT WEDNESDAY'S FARMER'S MARKET IN DOWNTOWN GAINESVILLE.

We start at 1:30 loading up plants and everything else we need. Arrive no later than 3:00 to setup and begin selling from 4 -7pm. We leave at 7 and head back to unload what is left. This counts towards getting plants in exchange for hours. Just think of all the fun you can have and meet lots of new people! If interested please call 352-222-2489.
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We all had a great time on Sunday with the women from Sigma Sigma Rho. Thank you Ladies for coming and helping out!
We also want to thank the volunteers that came out on their own and pitched right in.

If we continue to have volunteer groups or individuals come out several Sundays every month then the Edible Plant Project will thrive like never before. We need your help to continue to succeed and don't forget, for every 2 hours you work you receive an edible plant!
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Caribbean Oregano

Caribbean Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus) may be grown in your vegetable or herb garden or as a potted specimen. The leaves of this succulent herb are fleshy and strongly aromatic. Leaves are often used Caribbean cooking and also as a substitute for sage. The leaves are used medicinally in India as a cure for coughs.

Soil and Water: No special soil requirements are known. Average water needs – do not over water.
Sun: Part sun to shade.
Cold: Will be killed by frost.
Pruning: Pruning will promote branching and can rejuvenate an old lanky plant.
Propagation: Roots easily from cuttings placed in soil.
Pests: None are known.

Harvesting, storage, and preparation: Young leaves have a milder flavor. Using too many leaves could overwhelm the flavor of a dish; when used in moderation the taste pleasant and similar to sage. The flavor is very amenable to beans. The leaves can be used fresh and chopped finely or dried for storage and crumbled. Drying the leaves can take quite a while, especially if they are left attached to the stem.

Caribbean OreganoFlowering Oregano
More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Plectranthus%20amboinicus

pdf – Caribbean Oregano Information Sheet(to print out)


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